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Corporate Senior Legal Counsel


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: GP186-4509

Job description / Role

Charterhouse is working with a high profile telecommunications company who is looking to hire a Senior Lawyer to undertake a key role in relation to corporate / M&A, work relating to the company’s business activities, investments, acquisitions, strategic partnerships, JV’s etc.

The role will involve working closely with the senior internal stakeholders in the M&A team / group level, in relation to international expansion globally, with an emphasis on the Middle East, Asia and Africa regions. The role will involve key involvement in the legal aspects of corporate M&A etc. activity in the digital, telecoms, technology sectors, drafting of documentation, managing due diligence and M&A transactions as well as anticipating / mitigating risk.


The successful candidate should be a qualified Lawyer, with a strong corporate background with 10 years + experience working as a Legal Counsel within a large company or law firm. Experience of working with the telecommunications and / or digital sector and knowledge corporate M&A legal work within that market is essential. There is an interest in candidates with Middle East experience, however those individuals open to relocation are also of interest. The role offers attractive remuneration, excellent bonus scheme, education allowance, family medical and flights, so a highly attractive package to bring in a high calibre individual. This role will be based in Abu Dhabi, with regular travel within the UAE and potentially internationally.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

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Legal Counsel salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 25,500

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